Two position openings at S.H.A.R.E., Inc.

Two Open Positions
S.H.A.R.E., Inc.
Morgan County Domestic Violence Agency
January 2017

OPEN POSITION (1)
Bilingual Direct Service Advocate
Part-time Position, 20 hours per week.

This staff will provide advocacy and assistance for domestic violence victims and their children. Half time, hourly wage, benefits not provided. There is opportunity for advancement. Responsible for day to day advocacy and outreach to clients at office or shelter. Must complete 18-24 hours of domestic violence advocate training through S.H.A.R.E., Inc., in order to acquire understanding of domestic violence issues, confidentiality, sensitivity to and knowledge of diverse populations and groups.

Ability to multitask and collaborate with other staff members is required. Must have transportation, insurance. Ability to read, write and speak Spanish is required for this half time position.

Job Description 
This position will provide assistance for domestic violence victims and their children who seek assistance from our agency. Direct Service Advocates provide advocacy, support, information and referrals. At the present time, position is a half time position, hourly wage, benefits not provided. There is opportunity for advancement.

Responsibilities Include:

• Assist with day to day advocacy for outreach and shelter clients and their children, as directed by the Executive Director, and in coordination with other staff.
• Support and assist other staff as needed for provision of direct client services.

Preferred Qualifications:

• High level of understanding of domestic violence and confidentiality of domestic violence advocacy.
• Completion of S.H.A.R.E., Inc. 18-24 hours domestic violence advocate training or previous experience and education
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, verifiable fluency with computer programs.
• Ability to collaborate well with others
• Self motivated and autonomous
• Must be organized, detail oriented, and flexible. Able to identify and respond to shifting priorities
• Demonstrated sensitivity to and knowledge of issues involved in working with diverse populations and organizations
• Ability to travel within Morgan County. Have a car, insurance, and a valid driver’s license
• Ability to read, write and speak Spanish a preference.

How to apply: Please submit your resume and references by email to shareinc1981@gmail.com or fax to 970-867-0460. No phone calls please.


OPEN POSITION (2)
Fulltime Children’s Program Director and Rapid Rehousing Case Manager

The Children’s Program Director is responsible for providing services for children and youth including support groups and individual advocacy; promoting public awareness of the effects of domestic violence on children through prevention activities and classroom presentations. This staff also provides direct services to adults and their children in the rapid rehousing program through case management and follow-up, as well as working in the shelter and managing the crisis call volunteer program.

Qualifications Include: HS diploma, college degree, and/or two years of related experience. Bilingual Spanish is encouraged to apply. High level of understanding of domestic violence victimization and/or willingness to participate in training. Demonstrated sensitivity to and knowledge of diverse populations and groups.

Demonstrable computer proficiency and excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to work collaboratively is required. Must be organized, detail oriented and flexible.

Job Description

The Child/Youth Program Coordinator is responsible for providing comprehensive services for children and youth impacted by domestic violence.

The Case Manager is responsible for all aspects of service to Rapid Rehousing participants.

The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for training and maintenance of volunteer program for SHARE, Inc.

This position is under the supervision of the Executive Director.

Responsibilities Include:

• Facilitate all children/ teen support groups and activities
• Provide individual children’s advocacy for shelter and outreach children
• Facilitate all date violence prevention activities including, scheduling presentations, and classroom presentations
• Promote public awareness regarding the effects of domestic violence on children
• Provide direct client services to adult domestic violence outreach and shelter clients and be available for crisis line coverage
• Work with the Executive Director in the strategic development and evaluation of children’s programs and date violence programs
• Complete monthly statistical reporting
• Co-facilitate Safe Dates/Teen Dating Violence activities including, presentations, trainings, strategic planning, SAPF team meeting, annual conferences, and evaluation
• Manage volunteer program, coordinate and facilitate volunteer training, monthly crisis call calendars and quarterly volunteer meetings, and participate and assist with all fundraising events for the agency.
• Qualify housing participants to determine eligibility for TH program
• Arrange for or provide HQS inspection of housing units following HUD guidelines
• Provide Case Management for RR clients for the 12+ month period of participation in accordance with grant requirements
• Facilitate C of C meetings as required, at least quarterly
• Participate in all S.H.A.R.E. staff meetings and trainings

Shelter Duties ~ When on call-during the week

• Prepare and maintain shelter client file
• Staff the shelter office as necessary
• Provide or assist in the provision of transportation of clients to other agencies, job interviews, medical appointments, etc. Obtain groceries or other supplies as required.
• Maintain the cleanliness and general upkeep of the shelter, including ensuring the clients follow house rules, required paperwork is completed, the sign-out sheet is completed as agreed, etc.
• Process and organize donations as needed
• Notify the Executive Director of any problems or needs at the shelter in a timely manner

Preferred Qualifications:
• High School diploma or equivalent and two years of related experience
• Bi-lingual English/Spanish desired.
• High level of understanding of domestic violence and impact on domestic violence victims and their children, or willingness to participate in training to acquire the necessary level of expertise for job requirements, SHARE advocate training required.
• Demonstrated sensitivity to and knowledge of issues involved in working with diverse populations and organizations
• Computer proficiency and excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to collaborate well with others.
• Must be organized, detail oriented, and flexible. Able to identify and respond to shifting priorities and be self motivated to accomplish assigned tasks.
• Proven ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects
• Ability to travel within the 13th Judicial District. Have a car, insurance, and a valid driver’s license.

Approximate time spent on direct client services, child and youth services, dating violence awareness education, supervision of volunteers, meetings etc. is 35 hours per week.
Approximate time spent on case management of transitional housing clients is 5 hours per week.

How to Apply: Resume and cover letter may be emailed to shareinc1981@gmail.com, faxed to the S.H.A.R.E., Inc. office at 970-867-0460, or mailed to P. O. Box 414 Fort Morgan, CO 80701. No phone calls please.

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Final report: It’s On Us Summit and Report of the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
January 05, 2017
FACT SHEET: Final It’s On Us Summit and Report of the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault

Since the beginning of this Administration, the President and Vice President have made it a priority to root out sexual misconduct wherever it exists, especially on our nation’s college campuses. Students have played a significant role in carrying out the Administration’s vision for having educational institutions that are free from violence. Around the country, college women and men are taking active roles in ensuring that their schools have robust and comprehensive plans to better understand and prevent sexual misconduct.

Today, the White House is proud to host its final event focused on stopping sexual violence against students, the It’s On Us Summit. The Summit will bring together student leaders, campus, community, business and media partners, and federal colleagues. Attendees have gathered from across the country to hear from members of the Administration and outside stakeholders about the work that is being done to address campus sexual assault and to engage in a dialogue about the future of this work, both on college campuses and in communities across the country.

The White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault Presents its Final Report

In April 2011, Vice President Biden and the Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, introduced comprehensive guidance to help colleges and universities better understand their obligations under federal civil rights laws to prevent and respond to sexual assault on campus. Building on those efforts, in January 2014, the President and Vice President established the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault (Task Force). The Task Force, co-chaired by the Office of the Vice President and the White House Council on Women and Girls, has since worked diligently to assist schools in addressing campus sexual assault.

In collaboration with Federal partners, the Task Force has produced a number of practical tools that are readily available to students, administrators, faculty, campus police, health care professionals, and others who play key roles in these efforts. Today, the White House will release The Second Report of the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. This second and final report builds on the recommendations and lessons learned from the first report of the Task Force, Not Alone, released in 2014, and documents the advances that have been made throughout this Administration to address sexual misconduct in higher education. It also highlights some of the innovative and forward thinking initiatives that have been undertaken by campuses around the Nation.

In conjunction with the report, today the White House will also release Preventing and Addressing Campus Sexual Misconduct: A Guide for University and College Presidents, Chancellors, and Senior Administrators (Guide). The Guide serves as a foundation for campus leadership to develop, or further hone, comprehensive responses to sexual misconduct at their institutions. Through its final report and the Guide, the Task Force underscores the importance of university leadership sending a strong public message of support for these responses – and the faculty, staff, and students who help develop them – and championing a culture shift that promotes safe campuses that are free from sexual misconduct.

For a full list of products, tools, and research findings on campus sexual assault produced during the Obama Administration, click here.

It’s On Us

After scores of listening sessions with students across the country, the President and Vice President launched It’s On Us in September of 2014.

It’s On Us is a movement aimed at fundamentally shifting the culture around sexual assault. It’s a rallying cry, inviting everyone to step up and realize that the solution begins with all of us. The campaign works to educate, engage, and empower students and communities across the country to do something, big or small, to end sexual assault. The campaign has three core pillars – consent education, increasing bystander intervention, and creating an environment that supports survivors. Over the past two years, almost 400,000 people have taken the It’s On Us pledge online and students have hosted almost 2,000 events on over 500 college campuses nationwide. The campaign has 95 partners, including MTV, Snapchat, and Major League Baseball.

The Vice President has traveled to numerous college campuses to talk with students about the responsibility we all share to step in and prevent sexual assault when we see it happening. As a lifelong champion for ending violence against women, he has shared this message of engagement and support for survivors with diverse audiences, including at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles in March 2016, and the NCAA Final Four Tournament in Houston in March 2016.

This year, It’s On Us launched several new programs including a nationwide Student Engagement Program structured into eight Regional Teams of student leaders. This spring, each Team will host a Regional Summit to build upon the work of the campaign over the past two years. These Regional Summits will bring together students, advocates, community leaders, and campus administrators on the local level to focus on coordinated prevention strategies and messaging. Through this series of local summits, It’s On Us will train and educate over 800 leaders on consent, bystander intervention, and creating an environment that supports survivors.

Additionally, It’s On Us recently launched two new programs: a Greek Leadership Council comprised of fraternity and sorority leadership, and a Campus Innovation Program to partner directly with college and university administrators. Over the next year, It’s On Us will continue to grow these programs, as well as launch new initiatives and critical partnerships focused on engaging the athletic and entertainment communities.

Because of the dedicated student advocates and the leadership of our partners, we are confident that the work to prevent and respond to sexual assault on campuses and in communities across the country will continue. Join our effort by taking the pledge at ItsOnUs.org.

If you or someone you know is in need of support, you can call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673.

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National Stalking Awareness Month January 2017

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Position Opening: Bilingual Direct Service Advocate

S.H.A.R.E., Inc. Bilingual (Spanish) Direct Service Advocate
Posted December 17, 2016

This position will provide assistance for domestic violence victims and their children who seek assistance from our agency. Direct Service Advocates provide advocacy, support, information and referrals. At the present time, position is a half time position, hourly wage, benefits not provided. There is opportunity for advancement.

Responsibilities Include:

• Assist with day to day advocacy for outreach and shelter clients and their children, as directed by the Executive Director.
• Support and assist other staff as needed for provision of direct client services.

Preferred Qualifications:

• High level of understanding of domestic violence and confidentiality of domestic violence advocacy.
• Completion of S.H.A.R.E., Inc. 18-24 hours domestic violence advocate training or previous experience and education
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, verifiable fluency with computer programs.
• Ability to collaborate well with others
• Self motivated and autonomous
• Must be organized, detail oriented, and flexible. Able to identify and respond to shifting priorities
• Demonstrated sensitivity to and knowledge of issues involved in working with diverse populations and organizations
• Ability to travel within Morgan County. Have a car, insurance, and a valid driver’s license
• Ability to read, write and speak Spanish a requirement.

How to apply:

Please submit your resume and references by email to shareinc1981@gmail.com or fax to 970-867-0460. No phone calls please.

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Message from NCADV: The work goes on – we are not changing

Message from NCADV

Every four years, we as a nation are faced with change. At NCADV, we work to ensure that no matter who sits in the Oval Office, we never change our mission. We continue to work toward a society that has no tolerance for domestic violence. We give the same energy and passion to the voices and concerns of victims and survivors and the intersecting issues, no matter who the President-elect.

As we grasp what has occurred this week, we want to let you know: we are not changing. Our work remains the same. We will continue to work on your behalf and remain steadfast in our mission.

Our President-elect will receive the same message from us, and we will hold him and others accountable to ensuring the rights of women, girls, and those impacted by domestic violence are never compromised. We will continue to work on policy and strategies that support and address the needs of those we work for and serve as their voice. If our President-elect is serious about making change, he will vigorously address these issues. We will hold him accountable on any policy and action that puts victims and survivors at further risk, including policies that allow for hate, abuse, or violence.

Always take care of yourselves. We developed a list of self care tips for you to serve as a guide. Please take care of others. Reach out to those you hold dear.

Like you, I am determined to continue to make change. We will continue to work with our sister organizations and allies. We are still strong. We still have power, and we will not be swayed by anything other than what is right.

Remember these words from Audre Lourde: “When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.” We will continue to speak.

What Can You Do Today?
— Encourage self-care in your life and encourage others to do the same
— Volunteer with your nearest domestic violence program or shelter or contribute to your favorite national or local non-profit that is committed to change
— Sign up for public policy action alert emails from the NCADV

Be Well,

Ruth M. Glenn, NCADV Executive Director

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S.H.A.R.E., Inc. Receives Grant for General Operating

Fort Morgan, Colorado – S.H.A.R.E., Inc. announced October 12 that it has received a $25,000 Daniels Fund grant to support its domestic violence services in Morgan County. S.H.A.R.E., Inc., the Morgan County domestic violence agency, provides 24 hour crisis intervention, emergency shelter, food, transportation, and individual and group advocacy to victims of domestic violence and their children in our area.

In addition to the above services, they assist victims with safety planning, protection orders, victim compensation applications, and parenting plans, as well as courtroom accompaniment upon request.

“This grant will enable our program to continue vital emergency services, and will enhance our outreach efforts to provide advocacy and education to families who are experiencing violence in their homes,” said Jan Schiller, Executive Director.

The Daniels Fund, established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, is a private charitable foundation dedicated to making life better for the people of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming through its grants program, scholarship program, and ethics initiative. Visit DanielsFund.org to learn more.
For more information about S.H.A.R.E., Inc., please call (970) 867-4444 or visit www.sharemorgancounty.org.

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and S.H.A.R.E., Inc.’s 35th Anniversary.

cropped-shareoffice-blog-banner.jpgOctober is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and at S.H.A.R.E., Inc. we are marking the 35th Anniversary of providing confidential services to victims of domestic violence in Morgan County.

Our history. The initial goal of the group that founded S.H.A.R.E., Inc., was finding a way to help two populations – recovering alcoholics, and battered women, under the name Safe Homes And Rehabilitative Environments (S.H.A.R.E., Inc.). As the organization was formed the group realized that it was not going to be possible to help both populations in one facility, and they decided to focus on helping battered women and their children.

In 1981, S.H.A.R.E., Inc. was officially founded as a nonprofit, community-based 501(c)(3) organization and initial start-up work was done by volunteers – to develop policies and procedures, recruit and train volunteer advocates, and secure funding. Volunteers were trained with a curriculum presented through a local community college.

The next step was implementing a network of safe homes, with trained volunteers opening their homes to victims and their children while administrative work was done around kitchen tables.

The first night in the new shelter. Once funding was secured, the organization was able to rent a house which became the administrative offices and shelter. The first night we had the key to the house, we took a crisis call from a woman with five children. This family desperately needed a safe place to escape the abuse in their home. The new facility had not been furnished yet, or the kitchen stocked, but we rounded up sleeping bags, pillows, and blankets, gathered some of our pots and pans, dishes and groceries, and the family slept securely that night in a safe place. Local women’s groups and other individuals helped furnish and stock the house and office.

Enhancing facilities and services. As new sources of funding became available through government grants, private foundations and local charities and fundraisers, we moved from an all-volunteer to full-time paid staff supplemented by a team of volunteers. Eventually, we were able to put on an addition to the shelter facility, and later we acquired a second building where the outreach client offices and administration are located, which increased the capacity at the shelter.

We are one of just two full service – with safe house facility  – community-based domestic violence programs in Northeast Colorado. We provide a comprehensive range of services tailored to individual needs, beginning with crisis intervention – with 24/7 access – to ongoing individual and group support in English and Spanish. We provide Teen Dating Violence Prevention curriculum in local schools and do community education and training.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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